Real Housebirds Of Kansas: Character Guide

CAROL – Cardinal

Romantic interests: Linda

Sweet, loyal friend, bisexual queen, people (bird) pleaser, perpetual dieter, occasionally clingy, avoids drama like the plague, you should be stanning

Seasons – ALL

LINDA – Sparrow

Romantic Interests: Carol (current), Alan (ex-husband)

Independent but family-oriented, trouble always finds her, resting bitch face, total badass

Seasons – ALL

VICKY – Cardinal

Romantic Interests: Kanye (estranged)

Diva and drama queen, fierce AF, passionate, regularly starting shit, has been known to lemonade, definitely sasses everyone

Seasons – ALL

JANET – Robin

Romantic Interests: Kanye (current?)

Takes what she wants, doesn’t care for rules, total carnivore, loner and a rebel, clever and quick, pretty intimidating, might have killed someone…? No one really knows

Seasons – ALL

CHICA – Chickadee

Romantic Interests: Alan, everyone?

Thirty, flirty and thriving, beautiful voice, fashionable, creative, can be vain, good friend and enjoys company but also needs alone time at home, will fight when drunk

Seasons – ALL

WRENA – Fairy wren

Romantic Interests: Alan, Golderoy Flockhart

Hard-working but loves her down time, beach babe, single mom, gossip queen, small but mighty, no inside voice, not taking any shit, new girl on the block, cute and outgoing

Seasons – 2-CURRENT

ALAN – Sparrow, Linda’s ex-husband

KANYE – Cardinal, Vicky’s cheating estranged husband

GOLDEROY LOCKHART – Goldfinch I’ve seen three times, hangs at the pool with Wrena

BIG JAY – Blue jay, very large, very angry, yells at me, yells at everyone

OWL – I think that about covers it, right…

VICTOR (VICTORIA?) – Rabbit, assistant producer, totally fucking adorable


CREAMSICLE – known associate of Pussy Galore, also cat but not as evil

JOEY – Squirrel, annoying and belligerent

Jessica Benoist-Young is a self-published author and freelance ghostwriter. She self-published the mystery comedy novel ‘Strip Search’ in 2015. The novel has found acclaim with readers for its witty characters and page-turning plot. In 2017, she published her second novel, 'The Devil's Triangle'. With her sister, Glee and Supergirl star, Melissa Benoist, Jessica is in the planning and proposal stages of a Young Adult Supernatural Fantasy novel they plan to write together. Jessica has also written over a dozen paranormal romance and fantasy romance novels over the last two years as a ghostwriter. When not writing, Jessica loves dancing, board games, stand up comedy, and many activities of the outdoorsy variety–gardening, hiking, skiing–and her bird-watching in her backyard led to the creation of the ‘live tweet show’ Real Housebirds of Kansas, a satirical online chronicle of bird feeder drama. She has been married for eleven years and has two sons and a giant ball of fur who poops in a box. She knows entirely too much about coffee and movies, and would really like to own a pet snake someday.

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